Rules & Info

  • All competing bartenders must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Therefore please ensure you register as soon as possible. The last entry date is  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th, 2021. 
  • Competitors must register and pay the registration fee in full in advance through Paypal or bank transfer & ensure you have read all of the competition info, rules and terms and conditions before registering. No refunds are permitted. 
  • Competitors must complete the ‘Travel Information’ form & ‘Drinks Recipe’ form online by Saturday 1st June in order for us to arrange transfers and ingredients. 
  • All rules, guidelines and drink recipes are subject to change at the discretion of the competition organisers. Any violation of the following rules may result in disqualification from the competition. 
  • We recommend you take out travel insurance before you travel & that you are fully covered for the activities you will undertake as part of your travel to Zakynthos for the Zante Flair Open. 
  • Airport/ferry-port pick-up is included in the entry price. Competitors are responsible for their return transport to airport/ferry port however. 
  • Accommodation is only included if purchased with the entry + accommodation package. Otherwise please arrange your own accommodation. 
  • You must adhere to pick up times given & if you are not there at the arranged place/time please make your own transport arrangements. You will be informed of the pick up times closer to the time. 
  • Competition start and end times are subject to change. 
  • Competing bartenders will not be allowed to wear logos of any companies conflicting with the sponsors of the event. 
  • You will be given a t-shirt for the qualification round & another t-shirt to wear in the final, & shorts, which you must wear during your routines. Sizes will be requested on the entry form. 
  • By entering the Zante Flair Open you agree for us to use photos and videos for promotional and marketing purposes. 
  • Music: Must be provided at the briefing meeting on a USB stick as an MP3 format and properly labeled with your name. We will not play music given to us on mobile phones, iPads, mp3 players or any other devices. It is highly recommended that you bring more than one copy of your music with you in case it is damaged or unreadable. Organisers and event staff are not responsible for damaged or unreadable music. Please use music that is tasteful and does not contain offensive lyrics. 
  • Behaviour: We expect all competitors to treat all other competitors, judges, and event staff with respect and behave in an appropriate manner. Rudeness and disrespect will not be tolerated and can result in disqualification from the competition. No competitor is allowed to be drunk during the competition, and no drinks are allowed on stage, other than the drinks the competitor has made. 
  • Weather: In the case of bad weather, due to both venues being outside, the competition will be moved to indoor venues. Our main priority is the safety of our competitors & guests. The weather situation can only be determined the day before the competition and you will be kept informed as to if there are any changes. The competition format will be unchanged. 
  • Results: Will be announced after the last competitor has been on stage; the judges’ decision is final. If you have any complaints please speak to the organiser on the day. Score sheets are available to view at the end, but not taken away. 

 

BRIEFING MEETING AT MANSION POOL BAR, LAGANAS, AT 19:00, THURSDAY JUNE 24TH, 2021. 

ALL BARTENDERS MUST ATTEND THIS. FAILURE TO DO SO OR LATENESS MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE COMPETITION. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT ARRIVED IN RESORT BY THIS TIME YOU MUST LET US KNOW BEFOREHAND. 

  • Competitors in the final do not have their scores carried over from the qualifiers to the finals.
  • Competitors will have 5 minutes to perform their routine in the qualifiers and 5 minutes in the finals. Two drinks must be made in each round, details as above. 
  • Competitors will have 3 minutes to set up before their routine. 
  • Competitors will use a portable bar.
  • The main sponsors of the event are Stolichnaya Vodka Greece. During the working flair during both rounds, competitors must use the sponsor’s products for at least 10% of their routine.
  • The first drink in both rounds must be made using working flair (minimum half full bottle of Stolichnaya Vodka).
  • All bottles used in the exhibition flair must be set in at least 15ml (1/2oz) of liquid.
  • All bottles used must be clear of brand labels and we will provide stickers for bottles. No empty/dry bottles can be included in the competition bar set up.
  • A metal pour spout is required on the working flair bottles. Any free flowing pour spout can be used on all exhibition flair bottles. Pour spouts can taped in place (using electrical/plastic tape), as long as flow of liquid is not restricted. 
  • Bartenders can set up the competition bar any way they choose, but it is highly recommended that nothing starts on the upper bar surface to help with visibility for both the audience and the judges.
  • No fire tricks or flames of any kind or use of flammable liquids will be allowed.  If this rule is broken it will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Any acts that display low integrity, poor taste or disrespect for the competition, sponsors or the host as assessed by Bar Flair School or competition judges, are subject to disqualification from the competition.
  • Two bar backs will be provided for every competitor.

 

Details of which brand of puree will be used will be announced soon.

Please email beforehand if you have any questions regarding ingredients & requirements.

  • BAR TOOLSBar spoon, elbow juicer, Hawthorne strainer, fine strainer, full bar caddy, muddler, bar mats
  • BOTTLESThe organiser will supply empty Stoli bottles for the working and exhibition flair. The competitor must provide any other bottles.
  • INGREDIENTSThese include cranberry juice, orange juice, apple juice, sugar, lime wedges, lemon slices, orange slices and cubed ice. Competitors must provide garnishes.
  • GLASSWAREWe will provide a selection of 5 ½ oz Collins’ and 11 ¾ oz Collins’. The competitors must provide any other glassware.

 

Please Note: It is your responsibility to bring any other bar equipment you may need.

COMPETITION DAY 1: QUALIFIERS ROUNDS

DRINK 1 Working Flair: Stolichnaya Vodka, Energy Drink, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

DRINK 2 Exhibition Flair: Your own cocktail creation, Your Choice Glass & Garnish
*Must have a Stolichnaya Vodka base, Must use a Puree sponsor – TBC

COMPETITION DAY 2: FINALS

DRINK 1 Working Flair: Stolichnaya Vodka, Energy Drink, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

DRINK 2 Exhibition Flair: Your own cocktail creation as above the same used in the Qualifiers, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

The second drink in the qualification round using exhibition flair is your own creation, details as above. It must be served using cocktail basics, a garnish & the correct bar etiquette, such as serviettes etc.

A DRINKS RECIPE form must be completed with all ingredients you use, name etc. by 1st June 2021.

It can be found HERE

24 JUNE 
  • Arrival Day 
  • Welcomes: Airport / Ferry port pick up 
  • Traditional Greek Night with meal 
  • Evening group bar crawl in Laganas resort
  • Briefing Meeting for all competitors at The Mansion Pool Club 
25 JUNE 

Competition Day:  Qualifiers 

26 JUNE

  • Competition Day:  Finals 
  • After-Party at Fishbowl Bar with VIP table & drinks 
27 JUNE
  • Boat Cruise
28 JUNE 
  • Departure Day 
    (Although feel free to spend more time in Zante!) 

Competition Days

COMPETITION DAY 1: QUALIFIERS ROUNDS

LOCATION: TO BE CONFIRMED
START TIME: 10:00am
ROUTINE TIME: 5 Minutes

DRINK 1 Working Flair: Stolichnaya Vodka, Energy Drink, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

DRINK 2 Exhibition Flair: Your own cocktail creation, Your Choice Glass & Garnish
*Must have a Stolichnaya Vodka base, Must use a Puree sponsor – TBC

Complete & print cocktail creation form

(Competitors will be judged on the taste of this cocktail)

COMPETITION DAY 2: FINALS

LOCATION: TO BE CONFIRMED
START TIME: 10:00am
ROUTINE TIME: 5 Minutes

DRINK 1 Working Flair: Stolichnaya Vodka, Energy Drink, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

DRINK 2 Exhibition Flair: Your own cocktail creation as above the same used in the Qualifiers, Your Choice Glass & Garnish

Further details of the schedule will be confirmed close to the competition
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Zante Bay Studios, located in the resort of Laganas is our accommodation partner. They are located only a few minutes walk from a main road with restaurants and shops, as well as the main street in the resort of Laganas.

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Havana Studios, located in the resort of Laganas is our accommodation partner. They are located behind The Mansion and only a few minutes walk from a main road  street in the resort of Laganas.

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